Alan Bersten



Dancer Profile
Birth Date May 26, 1994 (1994-05-26) (age 24)
Hometown Minnetonka, Minnesota

Partner(s) 25: Debbie Gibson (12th)
Athletes: Mirai Nagasu (3rd/4th/5th)
27: Alexis Ren (TBA)
Juniors: Mentor
Alan Bersten is a professional dancer and former member of the troupe on Dancing with the Stars.


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Born and raised in Minnesota, Alan Bersten started dancing at the young age of 7. Growing up, he became proficient in contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, Bollywood and Broadway. His diverse dances led him to win Youth Championship and Under 21 National Titles.

At the age of 18, Bersten was a finalist on season 10 of So You Think You Can Dance and finished in the Top 6 Males. He performed a memorable blindfolded contemporary piece that had never been done on the show. He toured through North America with So You Think You Can Dance, and then joined Burn the Floor for their world tour. After touring the world, he received a recurring role as part of the show choir, Vocal Adrenaline, on season six of Glee.

Bersten has been on five seasons of ABC's Dancing with the Stars as part of the professional troupe, allowing him to showcase his skills as a dancer and a choreographer. During Season 24, he was partnered with celebrity Heather Morris for four weeks due to Maksim Chmerkovskiy's injury; then made his debut as a professional dancer, partnered with singer/songwriter Debbie Gibson on Season 25. Dancing with the Stars: Athletes marks Bersten's second time as a pro on the show, and he has been on tour with Dancing with the Stars: Live! five times.

Dancing with the Stars 25Edit

Alan was partnered with Debbie Gibson. Placed 12th.


Dancing with the Stars: Athletes Edit

Alan was partnered with Mirai Nagasu. Placed joint 3rd/4th/5th.


1Score was given by guest judge, Rashad Jennings.
2Score was given by guest judge, David Ross.

Dancing with the Stars 27Edit

Alan was partnered with Alexis Ren. Placed TBA.


Dancing with the Stars: JuniorsEdit

Alan was the mentor of JT Church and his partner Sky Brown. Placed TBA.



  • His favorite color is blue.
  • He played guitar when he was younger.
  • He likes to run around lakes.
  • He once crashed his car into his house.
  • He teaches dance at "Dance With Us America".
  • His dream dance partner is Chelsie Hightower.
  • He is inspired by Twitch, who is married to Allison Holker.
  • In week 2 of season 22, he danced with Paige VanZant when Mark Ballas was unable to perform their Salsa due to a back injury (slipped disc). Paige and Mark selected him for the trio round in the semifinals.
  • In season 24 he danced with Heather Morris for four weeks, replacing Maksim Chmerkovskiy while he recovered from a calf injury.
  • In week 3 of season 25, he danced Jazz with Vanessa Lachey when Maksim dealt with personal matters.